My current work in progress:

1. Boxy, designed by Joji Locatelli, knit from Handmaiden Mini Maiden in the "Polar Sea" colorway on U.S. size 4 needles.
2. Angelina, designed by Vicky Chan, knit from Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima in the "Coca" colorway on a U.S. size 7 needle.
3. Myriad stealth projects.


Look, it’s a friend for Sherman!

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This little cutie is another Rebecca Danger pattern, Basil, the Boogie-Woogie Brontosaurus. Like my last dinosaur, I knitted this guy from Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport, this time in the “Somerset” colorway. Once again I used a U.S. size 2 (2.75mm) needle to get a nice firm fabric.

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Basil used about 10 grams more yarn than Sherman did, but was still under one skein. And as you can see, Basil and Sherman are destined to be friends.

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(They will be going to live with yet-to-be-born twin girls, so they will be staying together.)

Lucy sez:

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“Stuff ‘em with catnip. Then we’ll talk.”


  1. Very cute! Handmade toys are great baby presents…lucky little children.
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  2. Lestersmama says:

    What size are they? Could you include a picture showing a cat for scale?

  3. Rae Gommel says:

    Hahah … I read the title without thinking and thought you had knit a Mini Cooper to keep Basil company. LOL

  4. Cute:) I like how Basil’s tail stands straight up.
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  5. fine, I barely get Sherman down-loaded… Do tell, did you do a t-rex??? guess I best get knitting on my two WIP that have to be done before the dinos.. Thanks for the motivation… And I dot’t know about Lucy, but my kids go nuts on cat nip and I just don’t knit fast enough to justify giving ‘em homemade cat nip toys as big as the dinos!!

  6. You are a seriously creative knitter! They are so cute!!
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  7. Midnite Baker says:

    Cute Kids! I agree with Lucy, they need to be stuffed with catnip.

  8. very cute I love them:)
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  9. I wish I had seen these when I found out my friend was expecting. Instead I made a really cute sweater with booties, but it would have been fun to make these as well.
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  10. Lucy is such a joker :D

    I really like the pooling on basil.

    Molly : )
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  11. Very cute indeed ;-)

  12. So cute!
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  13. What a cute stuff is this. Wow. I think making this one is not easy.
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  14. D’aaw, I love how the second picture makes it look like he’s smirking.
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  15. I love this stuff. They looks so cute.:)
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  16. I dot’t know about Lucy, but my kids go nuts on cat nip and I just don’t knit fast enough to justify giving ‘em homemade cat nip toys as big as the dinos!!
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